Thursday, March 12, 2009
Elliott Yamin - Fight For Love [Streaming] [News]
"Fight For Love," the first single from Elliott Yamin's new album of the same name (May 5), has been revealed. The forthcoming album features co-writing from the former American Idol contestant (3rd place, season 5) and heavy-hitting producers Jermaine Dupri, Stargate, Midi Mafia and more.The single will be available via digital retail on March 10.Yamin was the lovable underdog of American Idol's season five. He was called a "vocal masterclass" by Simon Cowell, and delivered what Entertainment Weekly called one of the top three best American Idol performances ever. Yamin entered the competition as a drugstore clerk with no vocal training, 90 percent hearing loss in his right ear and managing a diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes that required he wear an insulin pump. In the end, he finished 3rd place on the highest-rated season to date, right behind Taylor Hicks and Katherine McPhee.Yamin's self-titled debut album was released in 2007 on Hickory Records and is the highest independent debut by a new artist in the history of the Billboard charts - reaching #1 on the Independent Album chart, #2 on the R&B chart and #3 on the Top 200 chart, in addition to going gold in the US and Japan.